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Firebirds Mile

May 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Race Overview


It’s not what you could do last year 
or twenty years ago that counts – 
it’s what you can do today! 
Come fly with us at the…

13th annual MCRRC Firebirds Mile
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northwest High School
Germantown, Maryland

This track event for adult and youth runners will bring together the forces of the
Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the Gaithersburg Firebirds Youth Track Club.

Co-sponsored with the Gaithersburg Firebirds, this one-mile race is for adult and youth runners.

6:00 p.m. – Registration begins (until 7:00 p.m.)
6:45 p.m. – Non-competitive 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run Start (YS)
7:00 p.m. – Mile Heats Begin (YS)

FM2004_IMG_43032_0Run FREE
If you are a member of MCRRC or the Gaithersburg Firebirds on race-day you can run this race for FREE. To join MCRRC now, click here! Non-members age 18 and over pay only $10, and non-members under age 18 pay $5. Registration is on race day only, Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.Kid’s Fun Run
A 1/4 mile non-competitive, untimed children’s Fun Run will begin at 6:45 PM.

2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results
2009 Results
2008 Results
2007 Results
2006 Results
2005 Results
2004 Results
2003 Results

Comparison of 2003 – 2011 Results

Event Records
Joe Wiegner 4:23 (2010)

Gloria Roberts 5:20 (2009)
Danielle Siebert 5:20 (2008)

2014 Photos
2013 Photos
2012 Photos
2011 Photos
2010 Photos
2009 Photos
2008 Photos – More 2008 Photos
2007 Photos
2006 Photos
2005 Photos

Random prizes generously donated by Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will be raffled off between heats.

Finisher medals to ALL youth athletes (age 18 & under).

Free fruit and water available to all runners.

Publicity From Past Years
Running Down A Dream
Olympian Meredith Rainey Valmon To Be Honorary Starter For Firebirds Mile
Kenah Starts, Runners of All Ages Star
Rich Kenah, Former Olympic Runner, To Be Honorary Starter at MCRRC Firebirds Mile

Multiple Heats
There will be approximately 8 heats, starting with the slowest runners and progressing to the fastest runners. Runners of all ages and paces are welcome to participate!

Heat 1 will start promptly at 7:00 PM followed by the other heats in sequential order. Lights will be turned on for the later heats. The heats tentatively will consist of the following runners:

Heat 1 – Expected finish times greater than 10:002:30 per quarter and slower
Heat 2 – Expected finish times greater than 9:00 up to 10:002:15 to 2:30 per quarter
Heat 3 – Expected finish times greater than 8:00 up to 9:002:00 to 2:15 per quarter
Heat 4 – Expected finish times greater than 7:00 up to 8:001:45 to 2:00 per quarter
Heat 5 – Expected finish times greater than 6:00 up to 7:001:30 to 1:45 per quarter
Heat 6 – Expected finish times greater than 5:30 up to 6:00* Females competing for Overall Female Award must compete in this heat.1:22 to 1:30 per quarter
Heat 7 – Expected finish times greater than 5:00 up to 5:301:15 to 1:22 per quarter
Heat 8 – Expected finish times of 5:00 or less* Males competing for Overall Male Award must compete in this heat.1:15 per quarter and faster


Click here to volunteer.

The race is part of our low-key club race series and is free for MCRRC members, $10 for non-members 18 and over, and $5 for non-members under 18. Registration is race-day only starting an hour before the race. Use the Low Key Club Race Entry Form


May 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Marty Horan


Northwest High School
13501 Richter Farm Rd
Germantown, MD 20874 United States
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